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Britney A. Colton

Chief Administrative Officer

Britney Colton is Stoel Rives’ Chief Administrative Officer and a licensed attorney. She is responsible for providing firm-wide strategic direction and daily oversight of the following functions: Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development & Diversity, Office Administration, Administrative Support, Library/Knowledge Management, Paralegals, Practice and Project Support, and Practice Assistants (legal secretaries). Her charter is to maximize the utilization, efficiency, and effectiveness of all department personnel.


Britney serves as a trusted advisor to firm leadership and is a member of the Administrative Leadership Team. She is responsible for ensuring the entirety of the human capital functions, policies, and programs foster a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive work environment that motivates employees, recognizes successes, retains strong performers, and aligns with the firm’s strategic goals and objectives.


Before joining Stoel Rives, Britney was Director, Labor & Employee Relations, (2016-2018) and Deputy (then Senior) General Counsel (2006-2016) for TriMet. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law (2011-2016) and an attorney for Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP (2005-2006). She was a Judicial Clerk for Chief Judge Ancer L. Haggerty for the United States District Court, District of Oregon (2003-2005).


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